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King's Hawaiian Fish Deluxe – Inspired By Arby's Team Member Now Available Nationwide »

January 27, 2015 at 4:09AM PST | Source: Arby's

January 27, 2015 // // ATLANTA – Brandon Morris, a franchise team member from Danville, KY Arby's , was recently honored as the winner of the Hey Chef Neville! contest, an Arby's system-wide menu idea submission contest. Brandon's winning idea, the King's Hawaiian Fish Deluxe sandwich, is offered at restaurants nationwide as a special item now through March. In addition to his winning idea making it onto the Arby's menu, Morris was recognized at Arby's 2014 Worldwide Franchise Convention in Las Vegas, presented with an award trophy, a $1,500 check and an official Arby's chef jacket.
"I am thrilled that Arby's responded so well to my idea for the King's Hawaiian Fish Deluxe sandwich," said Brandon Morris. "The Classic Fish sandwich is a big hit among our guests, so I thought what better way to make a popular sandwich even better than to add a sweet, flaky King's Hawaiian® bun...

Taste And See: Valentine's Day Expressions Of Affection At Krispy Kreme »

January 27, 2015 at 3:57AM PST | Source: Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Featuring Hugs, Kisses, Hearts and New Luv Bug Valentine Doughnuts at Participating US and Canadian Shops
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jan. 27, 2015 - Krispy Kreme's delicious assortment of Valentine Doughnuts featuring Hearts, Hug (O-shaped), Kiss (X-shaped), and the NEW- adorably sweet- Luv Bug doughnuts are available now through February 15 at participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canadian locations. This year, to complement the confectionary craftsmanship of its doughnut artisans, Krispy Kreme has commissioned five local artists from the US and UK to create one-of-a-kind illustrations featuring its Valentines Doughnuts. Fans can view each artist's 'Expressions of Affection' artwork on in-store signage at participating Krispy Kreme US locations, and Krispykreme...

Hurricane Grill & Wings Chooses Datum To Manage Nationwide IT Services »

January 27, 2015 at 3:48AM PST | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricane Grill & Wings Opportunities Available

January 27, 2015 // // SARASOTA, FL – Owners of Hurricane Grill & Wings and Denny's franchises (Hurricane AMT, LLC and RREMC Restaurants, LLC), have recently signed an agreement to outsource all IT services to Datum Corporation, a national technology consulting company specializing in the multi-unit restaurant industry.
The contract encompasses eight Hurricane Grill & Wings as well as 39 Denny's locations spread across the country within 14 states. Datum is providing dedicated resources to complete the integration of the restaurant back office solution Compeat, while also taking over corporate store and enterprise-level support. In addition, Datum will be installing business grade firewalls system wide as part of Hurricane AMT and RREMC's security initiative...

Amada Senior Care Opens Clear Lake, Texas Location »

January 27, 2015 at 3:44AM PST | Source: Amada Senior Care

Orange County Based Senior Care Franchise Opens Office in Greater Houston Area
January 27, 2015 // // Houston, Texas - Amada Senior Care, premier provider of non-medical in-home care and assisted living placement counseling, recently opened their third office in the Houston area – their Clear Lake, Texas location. William Long of Houston decided to make the move into senior care with his purchase of the rights to the area after over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical sales industry. The Amada Clear Lake office will have its grand opening on January 27th.
When asked what makes Amada different from other homecare companies, William said that Amada Clear Lake stays involved with seniors' needs throughout the entire care process, and assists in helping them find the best care option for their unique situation...

IHG® And Carr City Centers Announce Plan To Develop A New InterContinental® Hotel In Southwest Washington, D.C. »

January 26, 2015 at 12:02PM PST | Source: InterContinental Hotels Group

Carr Hospitality Expands its IHG Hotel Portfolio with Landmark Property
January 26, 2015 // // ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, D.C. – IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, and Carr City Centers announce a new InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts property in Washington, D.C. The 278-room new build hotel will be part of The Wharf, a world-class, mixed-use waterfront development located on the historic Washington Channel. IHG, Carr and Clark Enterprises partnered together to form a joint venture with Wharf Master Developer Hoffman-Madison Waterfront to develop and own the InterContinental.
The new InterContinental hotel will complement the iconic Willard InterContinental Washington D...

La Madeleine Signs Multi-Unit Development Agreement With Chalak Mitra Group »

January 26, 2015 at 11:35AM PST | Source: la Madeleine

Deal Includes Acquisition of Five Existing Units and Development of 12 New Cafés in Oklahoma and Central Texas
January 26, 2015 // // DALLAS – la Madeleine, the authentic country French café, announced today a multi-unit agreement that further advances the company's strategic franchising initiative.
Coming as another indication of la Madeleine's strength and desire to elevate its footprint in select U.S. markets, the agreement showcases the demand the brand commands from many of the restaurant industry's most seasoned owner/operator groups. The Dallas-based restaurant company, which has a collection of more than 70 bakery cafés, has completed the deal with the Chalak Mitra Group, a team of proven restaurant operators who currently run hundreds of fast casual restaurants in Texas in addition to multiple units of KFC, Taco Bell and Long John Silver's...

FASTSIGNS® Secures $15 Million In Franchise Expansion Funding With Benetrends »

January 26, 2015 at 11:06AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Extends Partnership with Benetrends; FASTSIGNS Now has $21 Million in Funds Available for New and Existing Franchisees
January 26, 2015 // // CARROLLTON, Texas – Due to continued high growth and increased demand in franchise opportunities, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has expanded its relationship with Benetrends to provide up to $15 million in funds to start-up and expanding franchisees for new center development. Benetrends has long partnered with FASTSIGNS® as a provider of 401(k) rollover funding, or its Rainmaker Plan.
"We are proud to partner with Benetrends to provide new and existing FASTSIGNS franchisees with access to millions in capital, with an expedited SBA loan approval process and attractive terms," stated Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS...

Pie Five Seeks President Of Pizza »

January 26, 2015 at 10:49AM PST | Source: Pie Five Pizza Co.

You'll do nothing…just like a real president! - Winner announced on President's Day
DALLAS - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pie Five, the nation's leading fast casual pizza brand, today announced a national search for the most important role in its history: the President of Pizza. And pizza fanatics are about to reap the benefits.
"Sure, it's a fake title with no real authority, but the perks are AMAZING," said Randy Gier, Chief Eating Officer of Pie Five. "We're going to give you free pizza for a year, put your picture and presidential bio on our website, setup photo bomb opportunities at grand openings if you show up, and get this…you'll get to pay off 25 of your top campaign supporters with Cabinet appointments that entitle them to FREE Pie Five for a year, too!
As President of Pizza for Pie Five, your responsibilities will include eating pizza at Pie Five restaurants and…well, that's about it actually...

Cousins Subs® Challenges Badger Fans To Three Point Shootout »

January 26, 2015 at 10:23AM PST | Source: Cousins Subs

Social Media Contest to begin Jan. 26
January 26, 2015 // // MILWAUKEE – Cousins Subs® and UW Athletics are challenging Badger fans to a 'Three Point Shootout' social media contest from Jan. 26 to Feb. 22, 2015.
Those who are up to the challenge are invited to answer three Badger trivia questions for a shot to win a weekend pass to the Conference Basketball Championship Tournament in Chicago, Ill., held on March 13 - 15, 2015, free subs for a year, a $100 Cousins Subs gift card and Badgers prizes. Participants can enter through the Cousins Subs Facebook page or by visiting
"We are thrilled to launch a second social media campaign with UW Athletics," said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs...

Tony Roma's Expands In The Middle East With New Dubai Restaurant »

January 26, 2015 at 9:32AM PST | Source: Tony Roma's

Restaurant opens at Wasl Vita Mall in Jumeirah.
Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) January 26, 2015 - Tony Roma's announces the grand opening of its newest restaurant, located in the United Arab Emirates' largest city of Dubai. Tony Roma's first opened in Dubai in 2005, and this new restaurant builds the brand's presence in the market to meet guests growing demands for the iconic brand's signature cuisine.
"We're excited to collaborate with our franchise partners, International Trading Franchises, to continue building the Tony Roma's brand," said Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma's. "Abdullah Mohammed Al Naboodah and his team have been great partners for many years, and their knowledge and passion for the Tony Roma's brand assures we'll continue to see success throughout the United Arab Emirates...

Carl Jakaitis Joins The Krystal Company As Chief Financial Officer »

January 26, 2015 at 9:21AM PST | Source: Krystal Company, The

ATLANTA - January 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Krystal Company®, famous for its iconic square hamburgers, today announced the appointment of Carl Jakaitis as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Company. Jakaitis, who will oversee Accounting, Finance, Information Technology (IT) and Supply Chain Management, will report to Omar Janjua, President & CEO for The Krystal Company. The appointment is effective immediately.
"Carl's 35 years of restaurant industry experience will provide The Krystal Company with the additional leadership and expertise we need to continue to develop this iconic brand and help fuel our system growth," Janjua said.
Jakaitis most recently served as CFO of McAlister's Deli where he was responsible for finance, accounting, legal and franchise administration for the 325-store chain...

Fatburger And Buffalo's Express Continue Expansion With New South Los Angeles Location »

January 26, 2015 at 9:07AM PST | Source: Fatburger

All-American Sister Restaurants Open New Co-Branded Store in California
January 26, 2015 // // LOS ANGELES – Fatburger, famous for delicious, made-to-order burgers, and its sister brand Buffalo's Express have opened a new co-branded location in the South Park neighborhood of Los Angeles at Central and Slauson. As a Los Angeles-based burger restaurant, this location is sure to be a success with the locals, offering residents juicy burgers and delectable chicken wings in an array of sauces.
Fatburger will offer customers their famous menu items, including mouthwatering, custom-built burgers in a variety of size options. Each burger can be paired with delicious sides including crispy fat fries and hand-battered onion rings, and fans can wash it all down with a creamy hand-scooped milkshake...

National Property Inspections Franchisees Welcomes Four New Franchise Owners In January »

January 26, 2015 at 8:56AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

January 26, 2015 // // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce four new franchise owners in January who will take the NPI brand to new areas:

James Dunlap from Anacortes, Washington, will have franchise territory covering Snohomish County in Washington.
Gary Hudkins of Cornelius, North Carolina, will have franchise territory covering Cabarrus and Rowan counties in North Carolina.
Jared Jackson from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, will have territory covering Coeur d’ Alene and a portion of southern Spokane County in Washington.
Steve Stavros of Oak Harbor, Washington, will have franchise territory in Whatcom County, San Juan County, Island County, Skagit County and Snohomish County in Washington...

Executive Team At Hurricane Grill & Wings Welcomes Fred T. Grant, Jr. »

January 26, 2015 at 8:50AM PST | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricane Grill & Wings Opportunities Available

New Chief Financial Officer To Oversee Financial Activities
January 26, 2015 // // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Restaurant franchise Hurricane Grill & Wings, announced today that Fred T. Grant will be joining the executive team as Chief Financial Officer to oversee all financial functions for the company.
Grant brings more than 25 years of experience in finance and investment management, and will spearhead Hurricane Grill & Wings efforts in employing the most effective tactics to accelerate the restaurant's rapid growth plans. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Café Enterprises, Inc...

Real Property Management Forecasts Positive Economic Outlook For Landlords In 2015 »

January 26, 2015 at 8:43AM PST | Source: Real Property Management
Real Property Management Opportunities Available

Nation's Leading Property Management Company Analyzes Economic Factors that Impact Home Rental Market
SALT LAKE CITY - January 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Real Property Management, the nation's leading property management company, forecasts that landlords of single-family homes can expect steady demand from renters through 2015. The projection is based on an analysis of economic factors known to impact the rental market conducted by Real Property Management.
In post-recession America, families have increasingly turned to renting homes as a way to enjoy the lifestyle of homeownership without the significant financial commitments that come with buying. Since 2006, the number of renter-occupied single-family homes has soared 31 percent, according to the U...

Hearts Set On Valentine's Day At Dunkin' Donuts With Heart-Shaped Donuts And New White Chocolate Raspberry Coffee And Lattes »

January 26, 2015 at 8:20AM PST | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Heart-shaped Cookie Dough and Brownie Batter Donuts return to Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee and chocolate lovers alike can enjoy the flavors of White Chocolate and Raspberry in Dunkin' Donuts' new White Chocolate Raspberry Lattes, topped with festive hearts.
January 26, 2015 // // CANTON, Mass. – This Valentine's Day, Dunkin' Donuts is putting a little extra "heart" into its menu by introducing the brand's seasonal lineup of sweet heart treats. Just in time for the sweetest holiday of the year, Dunkin' Donuts is bringing back two varieties of its beloved heart-shaped donuts, Cookie Dough and Brownie Batter, while introducing special new White Chocolate Raspberry Coffee and Lattes sure to warm any heart.
Dunkin' Donuts' Brownie Batter Donut is a heart-shaped donut filled with delicious chocolatey brownie batter flavored buttercreme filling, topped with chocolate icing and heart sprinkles...

The Melting Pot Announces Year-End Achievements To Fuel National And International Franchise Development »

January 26, 2015 at 8:04AM PST | Source: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant Focuses on Operational Excellence and an Enhanced Dining Experience as it Celebrates 40 Years in Business -
January 26, 2015 // // TAMPA, Fla,– The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today key achievements in its strategic growth plan, including operational and menu enhancements to build on its strong fondue foundation and position the brand for future international and domestic franchise development as the restaurant celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015.
In 2014, new leadership positions were created to support the brand's evolution, including the hiring of Maryellen Torres as chief brand officer of its management company Front Burner Brands while Chef Jason Miller joined The Melting Pot to lead culinary development...

Nathan's Famous® Snack Line Introduces On Trend Onion-Flavored Snack With Beer Battered Onion Rings »

January 26, 2015 at 7:13AM PST | Source: Nathan's Famous

Nathan's Famous® Snack Line Introduces On Trend Onion-Flavored Snack With Beer Battered Onion Rings
PHOENIX - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Inventure Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNAK), the nation's leading snack food innovator, has expanded its licensed Nathan's Famous® snack food line with the addition of Beer Battered Onion Rings. The new snack is currently available in convenience and grocery stores nationwide in 2.0 and 3.5 ounce bags with a suggested retail price of $1.99 - $2.49 per package.
Onion-flavored snacks have been a favorite flavor among consumers for some time and the flavor trend is only increasing. The new onion ring snack mirrors the Beer Battered Onion Rings found on the restaurant's menus. Nathan's Famous ready-to-eat snacks began with Cheddar Cheese Crunchy Crinkle Fries, replicating the restaurant's popular side dish, and expanded its offerings with additional flavors...

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Rewards Fans With Free Froyo On National Frozen Yogurt Day »

January 26, 2015 at 7:08AM PST | Source: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Company Offers BOGO Froyo to Facebook Fans
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - In celebration of National Frozen Yogurt Day, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will offer an exclusive buy-one-get-one (of equal or lesser value) discount to their Facebook fans on Feb. 6. All froyo enthusiasts are encouraged to "like" Orange Leaf on Facebook and claim the offer when it is posted on Feb. 4. Offers are redeemable at all of Orange Leaf's more than 300 participating locations on Feb. 6 with proof of claim via smartphone or printed confirmation.
Orange Leaf customers choose from their local store's selection of 16 flavors (taken from the menu of 70 plus), including no-sugar-added, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan alternatives...

Build-A-Bear Workshop® Aligns With Make-A-Wish® To "Share Your Heart" For Valentine's Day »

January 26, 2015 at 6:40AM PST | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Contributions in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland will help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
ST. LOUIS - Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - For the second year in a row in the U.S., and for the first time internationally, Build-A-Bear Workshop® (NYSE: BBW) will commemorate Valentine's Day by offering the opportunity to "Share Your Heart" by making a donation to help Make-A-Wish® grant life-changing wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Build-A-Bear Workshop® and Make-A-Wish® are teaming up for the second year in a row in the U.S. and for the first time internationally with their joint "Share Your Heart" donation campaign. Huggable Hearts Puppy and Huggable Hearts Kitty are two furry friends available this Valentine's season in Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and online, where guests in the U...

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